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Fan Central Mailbag: NBA Eastern Conference Finals, MLB, college softball/lacrosse and more

The Cleveland Cavaliers and Chicago Cubs are featured on ESPN platforms this weekend. (LeBron James (L): (Phil Ellsworth/ESPN Images/Anthony Rizzo (R): Allen Kee/ESPN Images)
The Cleveland Cavaliers and Chicago Cubs are featured on ESPN platforms this weekend.
(LeBron James, left: Phil Ellsworth/ESPN Images; Anthony Rizzo, right: Allen Kee/ESPN Images)


Welcome to another edition of the Fan Central Mailbag. Before we get to your questions, here are a few quick programming reminders:

  • The 2016 NBA Eastern Conference Finals — featuring the defending Eastern Conference Champion Cleveland Cavaliers versus the Toronto Raptors — continue with Games Three and Four tomorrow night (8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN, ESPN Deportes, ESPN Radio) and Monday night (8:30 p.m., ESPN, ESPN Deportes, ESPN Radio), respectively. Remember, all Eastern Conference Finals games will also be streamed live via WatchESPN.
  • This week’s edition of Sunday Night Baseball features the San Francisco Giants visiting the Chicago Cubs (8 p.m. ESPN, ESPN Radio, ESPN Deportes).
  • Race fans will be able to watch two days of qualifying action for the Indianapolis 500 live on ABC and ESPN3 tomorrow (11 a.m. – 3p.m., ESPN3; 4-6 p.m., ABC, ESPN3) and Sunday (2:30-4 p.m., ESPN3; 4-6 p.m. ABC, ESPN3). The 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 will air Sunday, May 29 (coverage begins at 11 a.m., ABC; on-board camera coverage on ESPN3).
  • ESPN’s Regional round coverage of the 2016 NCAA Division I Softball Championship continues this weekend. For the second consecutive year, Regional round coverage will total as many as 84 games from 12 campus sites across ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, SEC Network, Longhorn Network, ESPN3 and SEC Network +, the most sites and games ESPN has ever covered in the tournament’s first weekend.
  • Finally, ESPN’s exclusive coverage of the NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse Championship continues with the quarterfinals tomorrow (ESPNU), and Sunday (ESPN2/ESPNU).

Now, on to your questions:

What is the name of the song and who is the artist for the Eastern Conference Semifinals promo? It’s awesome. — Rick, Wisc.
The name of the song is “Glitter and Gold” by Barns Courtney. We also suggest checking out our playlists on ESPN’s music page.

Are you covering the French Open? — Jarod, Fla.
While ESPN no longer has U.S. television rights to the French Open, the network will have extensive coverage on, and SportsCenter, while televising the action across Latin America and the Caribbean beginning Sunday. More details.

Do X Games Austin 2016 tickets include the concerts and the X Games admission? — Reid, Texas
X Games Austin 2016 musical performances by Logic and G-Eazy on Friday, June 3, and All Time Low and blink-182 on Saturday, June 4 are not included in the price of a standard ticket. However, admission to the Festival Villages is included in the price of a ticket. More information on tickets for the concerts is available at

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